Should I Add Salt to My Coffee Grounds?

Should I Add Salt to My Coffee Grounds?

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Faith Durand
Nov 9, 2010
Q: I was told that adding a pinch of salt into the coffee grounds before brewing it will enhance the taste of the coffee. Is this true or just an old wives' tale? Sent by I'Ching Editor: I'Ching, what an interesting question! Coffee and salt seem like they wouldn't mix well, but I did some reading, and it seems like many people add a pinch of salt to their coffee to counteract bitterness. Here are a couple of in-depth discussions about it: • Coffee with Salt - at Chowhound • Salt in coffee at eGullet • A pinch of salt for your coffee, Sir? at Khymos I think I am up for trying this. Readers, do you do this?   Related: How To Make Perfectly Robust French Press Coffee (Image: Faith Durand)
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